Mabey Hire has launched an immersive platform to integrate temporary works into BIM workflows.
Known as Eve, the platform is designed to integrate with the likes of Autodesk Revit, Civils3D and Navisworks, and allows users to engage in a project, from taking a virtual walk through the construction site and/or existing structure, to physically visualising and exploring the engineered temporary works scheme in-situ.
Mabey said the ability to explore and interact with a temporary works scheme will help engineers to more effectively spot potential issues or design clashes and, more importantly, visualise potential solutions.
Users can highlight and plan around any potential risks or hazards, make annotations within the virtual environment and view model data, including weights and dimensions.
Dave Holland, monitoring and technical director at Mabey, said: “Digital engineering has long been heavily embedded within our business – we’re always striving to stay at the forefront of industry innovation. For example, we were the first temporary works provider to receive the BSI Kitemark for BIM, as well as BIM Level 2 certification for Design and Construction.
“Eve is the latest example of this commitment to digitisation and innovation, further enhancing our collaboration with customers and enabling us to provide the best possible engineered solution for their individual project needs.
“Helping to bring a project to life, it works to push the existing benefits of 3D modelling even further, creating a more immersive experience. As well as being a great client engagement tool and helping to engender client confidence in the temporary works design, we also hope that Eve will serve as catalyst for further digital innovation within the temporary works industry – a sector that has previously been somewhat overlooked.”